If you want to get out on the water really fast, choose somewhere close to Terrebonne Parish (Houma/Thibodaux area). Fishing out of Cocodrie and Dularge is always good. Hunting in the area is also very good. The farthest away I would suggest is Baton Rouge and able to be close to hunting/fishing. The food is second to none and friendly people are everywhere. Depending on what job field you are in and what type position you're looking for will most likely determine which area is best for you to settle in. Good luck! Everyone I know that visits wants to come back often.